LEXINGTON — Russell County's Nathan Lawson faced the daunting task of trying to contain one of the top offensive line-ups in the state on Thursday at Kentucky Proud Park. The senior rose to the occasion.
Lawson allowed just three hits — and no walks — as the #17 Lakers (29-6) topped #14 Madison Central (28-8), 2-1, in the opening round of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association State Tournament.
LEXINGTON — The Indians had to beat two very talented pitchers — Lexington Christian Academy's Elijah Hammond and Gavin Faulkner of Frederick Douglass — to earn a spot in the 11th Region Tournament championship game.
On Monday, they faced an even bigger challenge, though.
"We knew it was going to be a battle," Madison Central coach Steve Roof said of Lafayette senior right-hander Micah Cowan. "He's a really good pitcher."
It happened more times than I can remember. And, admittedly, it always annoyed me. Here's the scenario.
It's the fourth inning of high school baseball game at Don Richardson Field in Richmond. Madison Central has a big lead and appears to be heading toward a nice, easy, short, mercy-run victory against an overmatched opponent.